December 9, 2018

Series Sunday: Target

(Alex Cross #26) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"I've been weak-kneed and grateful a thousand times since it happened." ~ pg. 144

My Series Sunday pick is Target, the 26th book in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. A coup! Prime Targets! Soldiers! Tanks! Martial Law! Target promises to bring the political heat in this new thriller. Newly promoted Chief of DC detectives, Bree Stone (Alex's wife), faces a hard ultimatum. Solve the case or lose the position. Meanwhile, Alex is tasked by the new President to work closely with FBI leading a national crisis level investigation.

"Forget following the money," I said. "Let's play follow the Bitcoin." ~ pg. 308

It is bad enough when I compare books to other authors' books. But it is a fine line when I compare books written by the same author. Maybe it is because I am still stuck on the greatness of Patterson/Clinton's My President is Missing. But Target missed the mark a bit. I would expect a heck of a lot more suspense if the Head of State, Cabinet members, and other key positions in the government are picked off one by one thanks to snipers. Bottom line: the story had potential to be a page-turner but fell a tad short. Patterson, I KNOW you can do better. But thanks for the okay read anyway. It is always nice to check in on the Cross family.

Title: Target
Author: James Patterson
Published: November 2018
Pages: 432
Edition: Hardcover
Challenge: Keeping Up with Patterson
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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